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Adorable St. Bernard puppy escapes from dognappers and wanders into the home of the Newtons, who, over dad's objections, adopt him. Beethoven grows into a huge, slobbering dog who sorely tries dad's patience. To make matters worse, two sets of villains also wreak havoc on the Newton's lives. Evil veterinarian Dr. Varnick plots to steal Beethoven for lab experiments, and yuppie couple Brad and Brie plot to take over the family business. Enjoyable cast, particularly Grodin as dad and Chris as Beethoven enable this movie to please more than the milk and cookies set. Followed by "Beethoven's 2nd."

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Available on Running time 89 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Slapstick Comedy, King of Beasts (Dogs), Family Ties, Veterinarians
Screenplay
John Hughes, Amy Holden Jones
Cast
Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Dean Jones, Oliver Platt, Stanley Tucci, Nicholle Tom, Christopher Castile, Sarah Rose Karr, David Duchovny, Patricia Heaton, Laurel Cronin
Cinematography
Victor Kemper
Director
Brian Levant
Music
Randy Edelman
Producer
Ivan Reitman, Joe Medjuck, Michael Gross

Visitor Reviews

Beethoven
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Nicholle

If you like St. Bernards you'll really want to see this show. Beethoven is the dad of many puppies who come to live with a great family named the Newtons. In the beginning the kids take care of the puppies and try to hide them from their dad, but he eventually finds out and says the dogs have to go. He changes his mind though. Then the dogs have 2 different people after them and the Newtons have to rescue the dogs. Beethoven is a really smart dog and saves several of the family members in 2 different scenes.